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The Ragroof Players Relaunch Their Ever More Relevant Show About Migration
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Bridges y Puentes, created by internationally renowned company The Ragroof Players, is a vibrant and engaging show about migration and the search for home, using a multiplicity of languages - spoken, sung, played, and danced. It is a promenade performance, with an international cast of actor-dancers, all of whom have had direct experience of migration, or who are the children of migrants. (more...)

Orchestra Baobab to Release New Album 'Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng,' 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

West Africa's iconic dance-band, Orchestra Baobab will release their new album Tribute To Ndiouga Dieng on March 31 via World Circuit Records. (more...)

Newcomer Isabel Davis Hits Top 25 On Billboard Gospel Airplay Chart
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Worship leader Isabel Davis has cracked the top 25 at Gospel radio with her debut single 'The Call.' To some, music is the art of taking words and melodies, and harmoniously putting them together which in turn forms a masterpiece that appeals not only to the ear, but also to the heart. (more...)

Scoop: STAR on FOX - Wednesday, January 25, 2017
by - Jan 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on STAR, airing on FOX on Wednesday, January 25, 2017! (more...)

HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon Will Host Paul Rudd's All-Star SAY Bowling Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young announced today that Hamilton's Brandon Victor Dixon will be the guest host at the Fifth Annual Paul Rudd All-Star Bowling Benefit to support SAY. (more...)

Broadway Couple Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley to Celebrate Human Race Theatre's 30th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

On Friday, February 24, Broadway legends and husband and wife team Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley take to the Loft Theatre stage for one night only to help The Human Race Theatre Company celebrate its 30th anniversary in Broadway and Beyond, a musical review. (more...)

Artemis Theatrical to Present LOVE IN STOP MOTION in Concert at the Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Artemis Theatrical is continuing its first season with Love in Stop Motion in Concert! Music by Minhui Lee, Book and Lyrics by Clara Luthas, and directed by Lori Steinberg, the concert will be held at the Duplex NYC on Saturday February 4th at 7pm. (more...)

EBA Announces 'Unite America, the Real Inauguration Concert' That America Was Hoping For
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

EBA Music Live, announces Unite America, The Real Inauguration Concert that America was hoping for on Inauguration day. Come join us as we celebrate 'Unite America, The Real Inauguration Concert' with a festival on February 20th, 2017, President's Day, in Los Angeles, Ca. (more...)

Sundance Institute Announces 2017 Recipient of Merata Mita Fellowship for Indigenous Artists
by Movies News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Amie Batalibasi (Australian Solomon Islander, Feralimae/Kosi) from Melbourne, Australia, is the 2017 recipient of the Sundance Institute Merata Mita Fellowship—an annual fellowship named in honor of the late M?ori filmmaker Merata Mita (1942-2010). (more...)

Freeform Announces February Funday Weekend Long Programming Event
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Are you holding out for a hero? Wait no more. Freeform's Funday weekend features a horde of heroes from beloved Disney movies, including the premiere of Disney's “Big Hero 6,” starting SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18 and continuing through SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19. (more...)

Sundance Institute and Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation to Support Diverse Indie Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2017

Sundance Institute and The Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation will collaborate to support diverse independent artists, they announced today at a reception at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. As part of a two-year commitment, the Foundation will support the Institute's Screenwriters Intensive and year-round work with diverse independent filmmakers and artists. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/21-1/22/2017
by - Jan 22, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 22, 2017 - Sunday, January 22, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: AMADEUS at IRISH CLASSICAL THEATRE
by Michael Rabice - Jan 21, 2017

Joint Venture Makes For Cohesive AMADEUS Collaboration among Western New York arts groups can only help serve the better good of the community and a happy pairing of Irish Classical Theatre with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is playing on at Kleinhans Music Hall, as both groups present Peter Shaffer's TONY and Academy Award winning AMADEUS. While integrating live music with theatrical plays may have been commonplace at one time-- think Beethoven's Overture and incidental music to the play EGMONT or Mendelssohn's interludes to ROMEO AND JULIET, it is a custom that has all but died of extinction in the 20th century. So the novelty of having the full BPO join forces with one of Buffalo's premier theatre companies is truly a rare theatrical opportunity. (more...)

BWW Feature: Louisville Theatres Join 'Ghost Light' Project - Long As I Can See The Light
by Keith Waits - Jan 21, 2017

On a rainy January 19, at 5:30 p.m. on the steps in front of Actors Theatre of Louisville, members of the Louisville theatre community took part in launching a nation-wide initiative entitled The Ghost Light Project. Besides Actors Theatre, there were representatives from other local companies such as Kentucky Shakespeare, Looking for Lilith, The Liminal Playhouse, Theatre [502], the University of Louisville's African American Theatre Program, among others. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/21/2017
by - Jan 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/21/2017. (more...)

Theatre Horizon to Continue Season with Regional Premiere of GRAND CONCOURSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Theatre Horizon continues its 12th season with the regional premiere of Heidi Schreck's Grand Concourse. This funny and insightful play runs February 3-26, 2017. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Presents Verdi's AIDA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Experience Verdi's impeccable musical genius at its most voluptuous when Pacific Symphony delivers the concert opera, "Aida, " recounting the doomed love triangle of an Egyptian princess, a young Nubian slave girl and the soldier they both love! For three grand nights, the orchestra comes out of the pit and onto the stage for this semi-staged presentation of Verdi's most popular and heartbreaking opera. (more...)

BWW Review: THE TENS at Actors Theatre Of Louisville - Angst and Issues of the Day
by Keith Waits - Jan 20, 2017

The plays of Actors Theatre's annual free Tens festival take on the issues of our day, racial tensions, violence, and police harassment, but weave them amid the promise and angst of new relationships. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: THE MUSIC OF QUEEN: A ROCK & SYMPHONIC SPECTACULAR Blends The Timeless Appeal Of The Famous Band With The Sydney Philharmonic Orchestra
by Jade Kops - Jan 20, 2017

Richard Sidwell's (Arranger and Conductor) successful melding of Rock and Orchestral music in THE MUSIC OF QUEEN: A ROCK & SYMPHONIC SPECTACULAR returns to Sydney to delight audiences. (more...)

Bush Theatre Re-Opens in March with a Week-Long Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The Bush Theatre will reopen after a year-long £4.3m redevelopment, the largest capital project in the theatre's history, with a bold new season kicked off by the European Premiere of Guards at the Taj by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph, directed by Jamie Lloyd (from 7 April). A brand new Studio space opens with the premiere of Barney Norris play While We're Here directed by Alice Hamilton (from 26 April). (more...)

Vision Latino Theatre Company to Launch Second Season with JUST LIKE US
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Vision Latino Theatre Company (VLTC) kicks off their Second Season with Karen Zacarias, Just Like Us. Performance of Just Like Us will be held at Chicago Dramatists (1105 W Chicago Ave.). (more...)

BWW Review: South Coast Repertory's Quirky Play THE ROOMMATE Shakes Things Up
by Michael L. Quintos - Jan 20, 2017

Quirky and surprisingly unexpected, playwright Jen Silverman explores a delightfully fresh and edgy new take on the formulaic 'opposite personalities that live together' paradigm in the new dark comedy THE ROOMMATE, now continuing its West Coast premiere performances at Orange County's Tony Award-winning regional theater South Coast Repertory through January 22 in Costa Mesa. Consistently winsome and, at times, touchingly relatable, the play unveils two very complex, rather dysfunctional individuals you still ultimately want to root for and watch blossom into better people as we watch them long to transform their lives. (more...)

Tomike Ogugua and Gina Femia Slated to Perform at THE UNAUGURATION at Bernie Wohl Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

???????Tomike Ogugua, featured on the hit STARZ Network series POWER, will be performing I AM by writer/actor/director/producer Levy Lee Simon at The Unauguration, an evening of American Voices, on Monday, Jan 30, at 7pm. (more...)

Smuin Brings Vibrant DANCE SERIES 01 to Mountain View and Carmel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Smuin, having completed a record-setting run of its lauded annual tradition The Christmas Ballet that was hailed by critics as "sheer joy" (San Francisco Chronicle) and "delectable" (The Mercury News), returns in March with Dance Series 01.  (more...)

Celtic Woman to Celebrate VOICES OF ANGELS with Tour Stop at Bob Carr Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

In support of 'Voices of Angels,' the Celtic Woman foursome - featuring the angelic Voices of Susan McFadden, Mairead Carlin, Eabha McMahon and the breathtaking new Celtic violinist Tara McNeil - will embark on a four-month tour. The 85-city tour arrives at Orlando's Bob Carr Theater on Friday, March 3, 2017. (more...)

Dr Sean Baumann's Cantata MADNESS: SONGS OF HOPE AND DESPAIR Coming to Baxter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Following its acclaimed success at the World Psychiatry International Congress and its once-off staging in December last year, respected psychiatrist Dr Sean Baumann's rousing cantata, MADNESS: SONGS OF HOPE AND DESPAIR, returns to the Baxter Theatre for a limited season this February. (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Victoria Shaw and More Coming Up at Birdland This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced an updated lineup for January 23-29, featuring the John Pizzarelli Trio, Marilyn Maye, Victoria Shaw, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Neo-Political Cowgirls to Kick Off Winter Season with ZIMA! Scavenger Hunt
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

On Saturday, March 4, the innovative dance theater company, Neo-Political Cowgirls, will kick off their winter season by presenting their annual theatrical scavenger hunt, ZIMA! Partnering once again with The Montauk Playhouse, NPC is in their 7th year delivering this cold-season favorite. (more...)

African American History in Tallahassee - Visit Heritage Sites Across the City
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Florida's Capital City has some of the state's most significant African American historical sites, from early homes, schools and churches with roots in the era of slavery to the Civil Rights Heritage Walk commemorating sit-ins and bus boycotts that helped end segregation policies. (more...)

TENORS OF ROCK Return to Las Vegas 1/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Last night (Jan. 19, 2017), The Strip's newest high-powered headliners, TENORS OF ROCK celebrated the opening night performance of their first-ever resident production in the Showroom at Harrah's Las Vegas. The five burly Brits, backed by a shredding band and a bevy of beautiful dancers from famed Sunset Strip burlesque troupe, Little Miss Nasty, were met with countless standing ovations from the packed theater throughout the evening, as they delivered reimagined renditions of the most beloved rock anthems and biggest songs of all time. (more...)

Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Terrence McNally, Theresa Rebeck and More Respond to the 2016 Election with MORNING IN AMERICA at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Primary Stages has announced MORNING IN AMERICA, November 9, 9:00 AM - a series of one-minute monologues created by the Primary Stages community of playwrights in response to the 2016 election. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting For LIMEHOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for playwright Steve Waters' searing new drama Limehouse. The play imagines what happened when the 'Gang of Four' met in 1981 to break away from the Labour party and form the SDP. (more...)

Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo to be Joined by Jason Hughes and Archie Madekwe in THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Full casting for Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? is announced today. Joining Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo, who play husband and wife Martin and Stevie in Ian Rickson's production, will be Jason Hughes as Martin's oldest friend Ross and Archie Madekwe as their son Billy. (more...)

RENT comes to Edinburgh's Festival Theatre this February
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jan 20, 2017

Robert Mackintosh and Idili Theatricals Limited, in association with Theatr Clwyd and Wales Millennium Centre, present the 20th Anniversary production of Jonathan Larson's ground-breaking Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical RENT (more...)

BROADWAY'S FUTURE SONGBOOK Series to Spotlight Songs of Michael Finke at NYPL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Broadway's Future Songbook Series - presented by Arts and Artists of Tomorrow - continues its 26th season on Monday, January 30th in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center located at 111 Amsterdam Avenue and 65th Street. (more...)

BWW Feature: GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT at Third Wall Productions Lights the Light of Hope
by Kristen Price - Jan 20, 2017

On a day that saw rumors of a possible shutdown of the National Endowment for the Arts, artists from around the country came together to prove their lights would not be extinguished. (more...)

THIS IS US Star Chrissy Metz to Lead FAT PIG Benefit Reading - With New Ending - for MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

MCC Theater has announced a one-night-only benefit reading of Neil LaBute's play, Fat Pig, directed by LaBute, to be held on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 7PM at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

Marcus Gardley's A WONDER IN MY SOUL to Premiere at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater continues its season with the World Premiere of A Wonder In My Soul, written by ensemble playwright Marcus Gardley and directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew, with original music by Jaret Landon. A Wonder In My Soul runs February 10 - March 12, 2017, with the press performance on Friday, February 17, 2017, at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Presents WINTER PROGRAM OF GAME CHANGERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

For its annual winter engagement, The Joffrey Ballet presents Game Changers, a program of three contemporary ballets including the Chicago Premiere of Year of the Rabbit by New York City Ballet resident choreographer Justin Peck. (more...)

University of North Texas to Show Innovative Choreography
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Texas ¾ Dancers at the University of North Texas will show off innovative choreography from guest artist William "Bill" Evans and their teachers at the Faculty Dance Concert. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of A.R.T.'s TRANS SCRIPTS, PART I: THE WOMEN
by Stage Tube - Jan 20, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, is currently presenting Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women, written by Paul Lucas and directed by Jo Bonney. Performances run through Sunday, February 5 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St, Cambridge. Click below to go behind the scenes with the cast! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the 12 Finalists for CTG's 2017 August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Center Theatre Group has selected 12 local high school students to participate in the regional finals for the 2017 August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC) to be held at the Mark Taper Forum on Monday, February 27. Scroll down to meet the finalists! (more...)

Welsh Diva Iris Williams Returns to Los Angeles Cabaret Scene 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

International song stylist Iris Williams returns to the Los Angeles cabaret scene in a one night only solo performance at Catalina's located on Hollywood's storied Sunset Boulevard on February 28 at 8:30pm.  During Ms. Williams' set, themed "Let the Music Begin," she interprets standards by the likes of Johnny Mercer, Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein, Nat King Cole, Carole King, Ashford & Simpson and Edith Piaf. http://www.catalinajazzclub.com (more...)

HCC's Arts Collective Presents A VALENTINE AFFAIR on 2/10 - 11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Howard Community College's (HCC) Arts Collective (AC) continues its 22nd season with "A Valentine Affair" on February 10 and 11, 2017. AC lights a match to this Valentine's Season with two distinctively different back-to-back shows, "Love is…?" and "Love Synchs!" presented by AC's popular improv troupe, "What Improv Group?!?!" (W.I.G), Humanities Department, and the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo). Both shows feature W.I.G.'s ground-breaking, edgy take on improvisation, complete with audience participation. (more...)

National Theatre Wales to Launch 2017 with LIFTED BY BEAUTY: ADVENTURES IN DREAMING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

National Theatre Wales' first production of 2017 will be inspired by and performed in Rhyl, in north Wales this March/April, in the company's tradition of making theatre productions with and for local communities. (more...)

Alicia Keys, Van Jones & Many More Set for Star-Studded Inauguration Day Program
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Millennial digital news brand NowThis and social justice organizations We Are Here and #LoveArmy have partnered to produce 'We Are Here' - an hour-long program to advocate for citizen use of the core freedoms protected under the First Amendment. (more...)

Scoop: LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY 1/19 - 1/27 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Jan 19, 2017

Get all the scoop on LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY 1/19 - 1/27, airing on NBC (more...)

Irish Band Lunasa Celebrates 20 Years At Carnegie Hall, Featuring Singer Karan Casey
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017, Irish super group Lunasa gives a festive performance at Carnegie Hall on Friday, March 3 at 8:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall. The concert features singer Karan Casey, one of the most innovative and provocative Voices in Irish folk music today. (more...)

Center Stage and the Baltimore Chapter of Jack and Jill Present THE GROUND ON WHICH WE STAND: An Exploration of Black Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Baltimore Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. in partnership with Baltimore Center Stage are pleased to present The Ground On Which We Stand: An Exploration of Black Excellence on Sunday, February 12 at 4:00 p.m. This one-time performance will feature music, dance, art, film and projection technology highlighting breakthrough moments in history. (more...)

New Rep Presents Arlekin Players NATASHA'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Arlekin Players: Natasha's Dream, February 14, 20, 21 at 7:30pm in the Black Box Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets are $19-$35 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student and senior discounts are available. (more...)

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